Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The smart pot that waters your plants when you cannot!



Parrot Pot is a smart pot that automatically waters your plants while measuring ad analyzing the parameters critical to their growth.
It takes care of everything:
  • It automatically waters the plant when necessary.
  • It regulates its water consumption when you are away.
  • It gives you advises on the maintenance of your plant.
Connected via Bluetooth Low Energy to your smartphone or tablet, Parrot Pot allows you to visualize and act on your plant via the dedicated application, Parrot Flower Power!

“Since several years, Parrot works for a better understanding of plants and how to use sensors to anticipate their needs. Indeed we too often hesitate being surrounded by plants fearing that they perish, or to acquire a plant we don’t know or one we know is fragile,” explains Henri Seydoux, founder and CEO of Parrot.
« Parrot Pot answers these fears. Its sensors and smart irrigating system, together with the database we’ve built with botanists and scientists, enable to handle perfectly the maintenance of our plants, some being quickly affected by and excessive dose of water, some being very sensitive to the lack of water.”

Available from October 20, 2016 at MSRP AED 599

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Parrot Pot waters your plants

Parrot Pot is a wireless autonomous pot for indoor or outdoor use and designed to resist difficult climatic situations (rain, heat, cold…: from -5°C / 23°F to +55°C / 131°F).
It is equipped with a 2.2L water reserve and with an irrigation system with four separate spouts, for consistent watering of the plant.
From the Parrot Flower Power application, you choose the watering mode desired for your plant:

‘Perfect Drop’: The right quantity of water, at the right time.
Parrot Pot manages autonomously the watering of the plant, and automatically adapts according to its needs. After several cycles, Parrot Pot understands the needs of your plant and it will always receive the right quantity of water, at the right time.
This automatic watering mode is optimal for the growth of your plant.

‘Plant Sitter’: Go on vacation without worrying about your plant!
Parrot Pot regulates the consumption of its water reserve in order to ensure up to one month of watering, without monitoring or intervention from you.
The watering is adapted to maintain your plant’s good health while you are away.

‘Custom’: you are the expert!
You define the rhythm of automatic watering and the level of moisture of your plant.
Three parameters are to be indicated in the application:
  • The trigging threshold of watering (in soil moisture rate)
  • The target threshold after watering (in soil moisture rate)
  • The time, in number of hours, before triggering the watering (once the trigging threshold is reached).

‘Manual’: you decide!
You start watering with a click in the Parrot Flower Power App. Your Parrot Pot blinks green when the reserve is empty.



Good to know: When the Parrot Pot is not linked to the Flower Power App, it still manages autonomously the automatic watering by applying the median parameters which are appropriate for the majority of plants.

Parrot Pot understands your plants

Thanks to four sensors, Parrot Pot measures in real time and with precision, data essential to the good health of the plant including:
  • soil moisture,
  • fertilizer,
  • ambient temperature,
  • and light intensity.

These data points are recorded every fifteen minutes and transmitted (every two hours) to the Parrot Cloud for analysis by algorithms.

Advice and alerts specific to your plant are given to you via Parrot Flower Power App to help you keeping it in good health, especially when your plant needs immediate attention.
Parrot Pot helps you, for example, having a better understanding of when adding fertilizer or when moving your plant for optimum light.




Parrot Flower Power App: your gardening assistant

Parrot Flower Power free application for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets enables to manage the watering of your plant, to verify the parameters linked to its good growth and to visualize the level of the Pot’s water tank.
Parrot Flower Power also gives you access to rich contents and expert advice for the maintenance of plants.

  • A botanical encyclopedia of 8,000 plants
You select the plant to be monitored from a library of 8,000 plants. Each plant has its ID card: photos, origins, basic needs, practical advice and recommendations (for example, the required type of fertilizer).
Scalable and regularly enriched, this plant database has been developed with botanists and scientists, notably the Laboratories of Wageningen University in the Netherlands, to give you advises helping you optimizing the growth of your plant.

  • Your connected garden accessible in a flash
Parrot Flower Power App can manage up to 256 Pots at the same time!
It displays all your plants managed by a Pot and you can consult in real time the data collected for each of them in clicking on the icon corresponding to each parameter which will appear in green (all is well), orange (to be watched) or red (immediate action to be done).
When opening the application, the list of your connected plants appears and for each one, you visualize if it is ‘nursed’ by a Parrot Pot or monitored by a Parrot Flower Power wireless sensor.

Like a dashboard, the application enables you to act on your plant’s parameters, like trigger an instantaneous watering or define/modify the irrigation mode of a given plant.
  • Fertilizer, ambient temperature and light intensity are represented in the form of gages;
  • Soil moisture is represented with a transparent cross-section of the Pot, which also enables you to check the quantity of water remaining in the reserve.

 
Parrot Pot: Tested by universities and research centers

In order to ensure the greatest reliability of the Parrot Pot, its sensors as well as the adapted and automated watering, Parrot called upon universities, botanists and scientists, notably The Research Center of Wageningen University in the Netherlands and the Center of Urban Horticulture at Washington University in the United States, so that they can collaborate with its engineers and subject the Pot to real and extreme conditions.
150 Parrot Pot were tested over different periods of time according to the criteria to be studied, and the tomato, basil, olive-tree, lemon tree, ficus benjamina… are among the plants having taken part in these tests.

Parrot Pot is for you!

Whether you have a green thumb or you are a member of the « plant killers » family, Parrot Pot is made for you!
It offers a fully automated management of your plants or, on the contrary, an unequaled interactive depth in their maintenance thanks to the ‘custom’ watering mode and the access to the precise data via Parrot Flower Power application.
Parrot Pot,
  • It is the possibility to let nature enter your household or workplace when you wouldn’t have imagined this before.
  • It is an ultra-technological object that will enable your plant to communicate with you, and you to understand it.
  • It is the assurance to keep the plants you love in good health, even the most fragile ones, when you are away.
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  • Availability: 20 October 2016, at Virgin Megastore and Dubai Duty Free
  • Colors : Slate gray, Brick and Porcelain
  • MSRP: AED 599
For more information on Parrot Pot, visit www.parrot.com youFacebook-logo-ICON-02twitter-icon
or contact:

PARROT
Vanessa Loury - Fabien Laxague
Tel. +33 (0)1 48 03 60 60
Tel. +33 (0)6 86 56 81 33 / (0)6 80 90 97 59
Active (D.M.C)
Lovelyn Rodrigues
lovelyn@activepr.biz
Tel. +971 4 3602440
ABOUT PARROT
Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.
The company builds on a common technological expertise to innovate and develop in three primary markets:
Civil drones: With recreational quadricopters and solutions for professional use.
Connected objects: With a focus on audio and gardening.
Automotive: With the most extensive range of hands-free communication and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market.
Headquartered in Paris, Parrot currently employs more than 1.000 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas.
Parrot has been listed on Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO) –





Colors
  • Slate gray
  • Brick
  • Porcelain white
Dimensions &
Weight
  • Height : 298 mm / Diameter : 206 mm
  • Weight : 1,5 kg
Material
  • ABS & anti-UV protective coating for minimal maintenance
Alimentation & Autonomy
  • 4 AA batteries
  • About 12 months autonomy
Capacity
  • Water tank: 2,2 L
  • Soil pot: 2,4 L
Utilization
  • Indoor and outdoor
  • Water Resistance  IPx5
Sensors & Measures
  • Capacitive sensor for soil moisture: from 0 to 50 (%)
  • Conductive sensor for fertilizer (from 0 to 6 dS/m)
  • Light sensor: 0 to 1'000 umole x m-2 x s-1
  • Ambient temperature sensor (from -5° to +55° C // from 23°F to 131°F)
  • Soil temperature sensor (from -5° to +55° C // from 23°F to 131°F)
Compatibility
  • Bluetooth Smart (compatibility Bluetooth 4.0 and more)
  • iOS and Android Smartphones and tablets
Application
  • Parrot Flower Power
  • Application compatible with Parrot Flower Power sensors already in use (data are transferred)
    • The automatic watering can work without the App: the parameters which are appropriate for the majority of plants will then be applied.




ABOUT PARROT
Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced technology wireless products for consumers and professionals.
The company builds on a common technological expertise to innovate and develop in three primary markets:
Civil drones: With recreational quadricopters and solutions for professional use.
Connected objects: With a focus on audio and gardening.
Automotive: With the most extensive range of hands-free communication and infotainment systems for vehicles on the market.
Headquartered in Paris, Parrot currently employs more than 1.000 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas.
Parrot has been listed on Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)
For more information, please visit www.parrot.com


First steps with your Parrot Pot

Install your plant.
First, remove the central part (soil pot) of the Parrot Pot and remove the tab to activate the 4 AA batteries that are already inserted.
To repot your plant:
  • Put soil in the 1/4 of the Pot.
    • Note: The botanical encyclopedia available from Flower Power App can give you advice on the fertilizer adapted to your plant.
  • Put your plant on the soil, in the center of the Pot, vertically.
  • Fill the empty parts with soil (do not put soil above the “Max” mark).
    • Warning! Make sure you tamp the soil correctly in order for the plant to be correctly held and for the water to spread well.
  • Fill the water tank (2.2 L max).
    • Pot blinks green until the water reserve is filled. It stops when it is.

Indicate to your Parrot Pot the plant it will monitor.
Download the free Flower Power application on your iOS/Android smartphone or tablet.

Create a plant:
  • Enter the common or scientific name of the plant and then indicate if the Parrot Pot is inside or outside.
    • If you don’t know its name, a ranking by plant popularity or simple questions about its characteristics will help you identify it.
  • Activate Bluetooth and associate the plant with your Parrot Pot.

Go about your business... Parrot Pot takes care of everything.
Parrot Pot sensors record the first data after 15 minutes of activation. (The first analysis will come after 24 hours.)
Thanks to the application and the Parrot Pot’s knowledge of the plant it is taking care of, it will be able to precisely adapt the watering to the plant needs and give it the right quantity of water at the right time. The Parrot Pot will also be able to analyze the parameters crucial for a healthy growth of the plant in order to provide you with astute and appropriate advice and recommendations.

Good to know! If the Pot is not linked to the application, it will be able to manage the automatic watering of your plant by applying the parameters which are appropriate for the majority of plants. When the level of the water reserve becomes low, a green indicator blinks on the Pot.

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